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Director of Education

BRAC International

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4 weeks ago

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Join BRAC International to create opportunities for people to realise their potential. A Force for Hope.

Are you passionate about transforming lives? BRAC International, a leading non-profit organisation, is on a mission to empower people and communities facing poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Its vision is a world free from exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. It design proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and over the last five decades has grown to become one of the worldâs largest non-governmental organisations (NGOs), reaching over 100 million people. It started the first international operation by venturing into Afghanistan in 2002, building on lessons from its work in Bangladesh to support a nation devastated by war. Born, proven and led in the Global South, BRAC International brings a unique Southern perspective and commitment to continuous learning, providing a depth of insight, experience and evidence to meet the needs of diverse communities with humility and courage across Asia and Africa.

BRAC International is now seeking a dynamic Director of Education, as its global lead to drive the strategy and growth of the education and early childhood development (ECD) portfolio, ensuring quality programme implementation and oversight across all education-related activities across BI. The role will fundamentally champion cross-sector alignment, fostering a holistic approach to programme development with a focus on achieving impact at scale. The Director of Education will also be instrumental in fostering relationships beyond the organisation to support policy, advocacy and fundraising ambitions. The Director of Education will sit in BIâs Programme Team, and report to the Director of Programmes.

The successful candidate will bring extensive experience in global education programmes, and ideally early childhood development, most likely gained in an international development setting. You will exhibit technical excellence and credibility in education and ECD programme design and implementation, a strong track record of forming and leveraging networks in the space and the communication skills to represent BRAC International at the global level.

The next Director will bring recognised management skills gained in a multi-cultural setting, the ability to grow internal capacity and motivate teams to deliver in a highly innovative and mission-driven environment.

A strategic, yet hands-on leader, the ideal candidate must display a strong commitment to BRACâs mission and values, including promoting Southern leadership, and you will ideally bring experience of living and working in the Global South.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification quoting reference 7064. The deadline for applications is 9am BST Monday 19th February 2024. 

The role is preferred to be based out of Kenya or one of BRAC Internationalâs operating countries with the ability to work across global time zones. The salary of the role will be commensurate with the seniority of the position and dependent on the location. 

To read more about BRAC International's culture, what working for BRAC International means and its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, click .

Perrett Laver will conduct an executive search process in parallel with the public advertisement of the role. Longlisted candidates will be invited to interview with Perrett Laver in late-Feb/early March and the Selection Panel will subsequently meet to decide upon a final shortlist for the post in mid-March, following which, interviews with BRAC will take place in late March and early April. If you require any reasonable adjustments to assist you in the selection process, please advise us of these so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

For any questions regarding your application or for a conversation in confidence, please contact Harriet Weaver


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